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Auriga – The Charioteer
Auriga - The Charioteer
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Objects visible in this photo include:

  • The bright stars Capella (magnitude 0.08), Menkalinan (1.89) and Elnath (1.65). Elnath is located in Taurus, but it is part of the conspicuous pentagon comprising the Auriga asterism.
  • Open clusters M36, M37, and M38.
  • Bright nebulae IC 405 (Flaming Star Nebula) and IC 410.

Location: Troy, New Hampshire
Camera: Olympus OM2n
Lens: 50mm f/1.8 lens at f/2.8
Film: Store brand ASA 400 color print film
Exposure: 10 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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